Tag Archives: #plant17

Check that off the list…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 We finished up our soybean planting on Monday evening, by working at the Lett farm.  I can admit to being a little surprised that the soil there was dry enough to plant soybeans.  But by 7pm, … Continue reading

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Back at it

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 It is now exactly one month to the day from when #plant17 began.  The corn planting wrapped up in 10 days.  On April 28, I was 1.5 days away from being done with soybean planting.  Then … Continue reading

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Big rain

Monday, May 1, 2017 The weekend brought us 3.3″ (84mm) of rain, 1.8 on Saturday and 1.5 yesterday.   It was a significant rain event, but not nearly as bad as it was in other places around Indiana and Illinois. … Continue reading

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Pause

Thursday, April 27, 2017 There is a short pause in #plant17 soybeans this morning.  We received about .2″ rain last night, and the soil surface looks damp.  We will inspect the remaining fields to see if/where we can go plant … Continue reading

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It’s gonna happen…

Saturday, April 8, 2017 We’ve had two chilly nights in a row (33ºF, 1C) but this afternoon, the sun is out and it’s 68ºF (20C).  So, the soil is drying and warming (again) in most places.  It was a beautiful, … Continue reading

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Inching forward

Late morning, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 The sprayer was able to run yesterday evening.  John took off with it late in the afternoon.  The soil was not as dry as we would prefer (< perfect), but it was do-able.  The … Continue reading

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